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# 208124 27-Jan-2017 14:18
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Looking at windows 10: Opening an explorer window to:

C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Theme1

With view option 'full path in title bar' enabled: The explorer window shows the location as:

C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows 10

Listing the wallpaper directory above (in an admin command prompt) shows only the 'theme 1' directory. The same listing does not show the 'windows 10' directory.

My first thought was symlink/hardlink/junction but I have not yet been able to confirm that with any tools.

It's no doubt a 'missing something obvious' type question. Any idea how this works?

TLDR; Opening an explorer window to C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Theme1 actually opens a window to C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows 10. Don't know why yet.

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  # 1710687 27-Jan-2017 14:37
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 It's been seen before e.g. http://www.filecritic.com/how-to-find-the-default-wallpapers-in-windows-10/ but I don't know if anyone has explained it

 

 

 

Edit: It is only in the Windows Shell.

 

If you go into the "Windows 10" folder and delete the desktop.ini then the folder name will appear correctly in Explorer.

 

If you try this then you can restore it from the Recycle Bin if it is enabled.

 

 

 

And here's more info with a link to a more detailed article

 

http://superuser.com/questions/930966/why-is-a-folder-name-different-to-its-name-in-the-file-path


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  # 1710726 27-Jan-2017 16:02
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Hammerer: Edit: It is only in the Windows Shell.

 

If you go into the "Windows 10" folder and delete the desktop.ini then the folder name will appear correctly in Explorer. 

 

We ran into the same problem while redirecting users home folders on a server share. all of a sudden we had hundreds of "My documents" folders in \\Server\Users$\ share. Deleting the Desktop.ini restored the normal view. Not a pleasant sight. ;-)

 

 





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  # 1710752 27-Jan-2017 16:57
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Hammerer:

 It's been seen before e.g. http://www.filecritic.com/how-to-find-the-default-wallpapers-in-windows-10/ but I don't know if anyone has explained it


 


Edit: It is only in the Windows Shell.


If you go into the "Windows 10" folder and delete the desktop.ini then the folder name will appear correctly in Explorer.


If you try this then you can restore it from the Recycle Bin if it is enabled.


 


And here's more info with a link to a more detailed article


http://superuser.com/questions/930966/why-is-a-folder-name-different-to-its-name-in-the-file-path


Excellent! thank you. As you said, the detailed link in that page explains it fully - http://hwiegman.home.xs4all.nl/desktopini.html

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  # 1710908 27-Jan-2017 22:53
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IcI:

Hammerer: Edit: It is only in the Windows Shell.


If you go into the "Windows 10" folder and delete the desktop.ini then the folder name will appear correctly in Explorer. 


We ran into the same problem while redirecting users home folders on a server share. all of a sudden we had hundreds of "My documents" folders in \\Server\Users$\ share. Deleting the Desktop.ini restored the normal view. Not a pleasant sight. ;-)


 


Fascinating!

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